Academics 

Voortrekker High School prides itself on an excellent academic standard, as well as qualified and competent teaching staff. We deem it important that the class teachers, the department heads and the counselling department work closely to support each learner. Here, we consider ourselves an extension of the family environment and we assist in the holistic development of each learner, so that they can develop academically, physically and spiritually.

Our counselling department is staffed by competent Life Orientation teachers and we have an educational psychologist on our school premises. We have a wonderful relationship with tertiary institutions who visit on a regular basis throughout the year. These aspects help our learners to adjust to the demands of adolescence, to develop inter-personal relationships, to develop study skills and to make the correct subject choices for their future careers.

Online Learning

Voortrekker High School offers full time online classes by making use of Google Classroom. Google Classroom is a free service and every learner receives a Google account and personalised Voortrekker email address. Google Classroom makes it easy for learners and teachers to connect with one another – inside and outside of schools. Google Classroom saves time and paper, and makes it easy to create online classes, distribute assignments, communicate and stay organised.

Subject Selections

Grade 8 and Grade 9 learners are educated according to the Outcomes Based Education Syllabus. According to this, eight learning areas are required.

Grade 8

LLC
English
Afrikaans / Isizulu
MLMMS Mathematics
NS
Physical Science
Life Science
HHS
History
Geography
EMS
Accounting
Business Studies
Creative Arts Drama and Art
LIFE
Life Orientation
Physical Education
TECH Technology

Grade 9

LLC
English
Afrikaans / Isizulu
MLMMS Mathematics
NS
Physical Science
Life Science
HHS
History
Geography
LIFE
Life Orientation
Physical Education
Creative Arts Drama and Dance
EMS
CHOOSE ONE
Accounting
Business Studies
TECH Technology

Grade 10 – 12

ENGHL English Home Language
CHOOSE ONE
AFRFAL Afrikaans First Additional Language
ZULUFAL Isizulu First Additional Language
CHOOSE ONE
MATH Mathematics
MLIT Mathematical Literacy
LIFE Life Orientation

 

Subject Choices Grade 10 – 12 

One subject is chosen from each line.

**The subjects are not accepted for University Exemption.

LINE 1
PHSC
Physical Science
BSTD
Business Studies
CNST
Consumer Studies
DRMA
Dramatic Arts
LINE 2
HIST
History
ACCN
Accounting
GRDS
Engineering Graphics and Designs
 HIST
History
LINE 3
LFSC
Life Science
GEOG
Geography
ELTT**
Electrical Technology
CATN**
Computer Applications Technology